Rappler's latest stories on film festivals
PRESS RELEASE: The 10 best short features will be announced on May 12 and will be screened at the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival in August
‘The film takes place in the Philippines but its central conflict, as you may imagine, reverberates far beyond that country’s border’
‘The tech platforms are saying ‘We don’t know what to do, or we're doing our best,’ but it's not enough,’ says Maria Ressa
The Netflix documentary traces the career of the 30-year-old singer, from her beginnings in country music to international stardom
The festival kicked off in December 2019 but due to popular demand and support from the local government, it has been extended until January 24, 2020
Actress Cate Blanchett will preside over the prestigious film festival's jury this September, two years after she headed Cannes in 2018
The 'BlacKkKlansman' director is the first person of black African descent to preside at the world's biggest film festival
Aga Muhlach's 'Miracle in Cell No 7' made the most in the box office during the festival
'Believe it or not, 'Mission Unstapabol' is a refreshing effort from Tuviera, Sotto and their usual team.'
'3Pol Trobol' peddles the most obsolete of ideals
'The localization makes not just its charms but also its tragedy more profound'
Here's a quick guide to reviews of all the MMFF 2019 films. Which one are you watching?
There is nothing discreet about 'The Mall, the Merrier'
The film sounds good on paper but fails to register fully
'Pamana ni Lola' tells the story of Alissa, a teenager who is slowly discovering what it means to grow up in their household
Pokwang hits cinemas for early pullout of 'Mindanao,' 'Culion': 'Huwag naman tayo puro sa pera lang'
Films like 'Culion' and 'Mindanao' have apparently been pulled out of some cinemas over low ticket sales
The day after winning all major MMFF 2019 awards, only 38 cinemas nationwide screened the movie
The actress picks up her second award for the film 'Mindanao'
In the film, Judy Ann plays a Muslim mother who cares for a cancer-stricken daughter
The film is the only horror entry in the 2019 Metro Manila Film Festival
The film stars Vice and Anne Curtis in their first movie team-up
Both fans and stars endure the afternoon heat for the Metro Manila Film Festival's annual opening spectacle
Coco stuns in his orange-and-pink drag look!
The stars say hi before their films premiere at the Metro Manila Film Festival
The comedian rides a bike to the annual parade – straight from the Sunday variety show ASAP
Bibidang muli ang 8 pelikulang Pinoy dahil Metro Manila Film Festival na naman!
The film premieres as part of the Metro Manila Film Festival on December 25
The film is part of the 2019 Metro Manila Film Festival
Vic Sotto says MMFF entry 'Mission Unstapabol: The Don Identity' 'definitely different' from past movies
'Gusto ko naman kasi paglabas nila ng sinehan may mga ngiti sa kanilang mga mukha,' Vic says
'Comedy is a genre. It’s a legit genre. It’s as special as drama, adventure, action,' says Vice
The parade will be hosted by the city of Taguig on December 22
'Perhaps instead of pitting us against each other maybe we should celebrate each other and celebrate that we are making film,' says Iza
'A Thousand Cuts' trails Rappler’s Maria Ressa and zooms in on the Philippines, where ‘the worldwide erosion of democracy, fueled by social media disinformation campaigns' is 'starkly evident'
Judy Ann wins for her role in Brillante Mendoza's 'Mindanao'
Jennylyn Mercado and Ai-Ai delas Alas star with Coco Martin in the movie
Organizers of the Kawasaki film festival drop the film after local officials raised concerns about its controversial issue of sex slavery and Japan's military brothels
'Mindanao,' 'Write About Love', '3pol Trobol Huli Ka Balbon' and 'Culion' compete the festival lineup
Malacañang criticizes 'On President's Orders' for being 'overly dramatized' and 'falsely portrays a dangerous Philippines and a murderous government'
The two star in 'Just Mercy,' based on the story of a black man put on death row in Alabama in 1988 for the murder of a young white woman he did not commit
'Joker,' starring Joaquin Phoenix picks up the Golden Lion for best film
The Rolling Stones singer says 'we are in a very difficult situation at the moment' but that he's thrilled young people 'feel so strongly that they want to protest'
Cinemalaya 2019's Best Picture winner will be competing at the 24th Busan International Film Festival in October
'Sunod' stars Carmina Villaroel and Mylene Dizon under TEN17P
'I'm still amazed, I've been a lucky girl who got to play beautiful roles,' says the actress known for her roles in 'Mary Poppins' and 'The Sound of Music'
The actor reimagines one of cinema's most recognizable villains in the film 'Joker', directed by Todd Phillips
PRESS RELEASE: All Filipino filmmakers are welcome to submit their entries for the Cinemalaya main full-length competition